International Federation on Ageing

International Federation on Ageing International Federation on Ageing

1 Bridgepoint Drive, Suite G.238, Toronto, M4M 2B5, ON, CA



The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals.

WE BELIEVE in 'generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.'

Our priorities are to establish the IFA as a point of connection that links together NGOs, academia, policy makers, and the private sector; facilitates knowledge exchange through our networks; collaborates in research and provides a repository of information; is a reference point for policy knowledge around areas with global implications: age discrimination, engaging seniors, financial protection, and age-friendly communities.

It is our mission to:

- Respond to the need for information on policies, practices, and rights
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration between all sectors concerned with ageing issues
- Providing a reliable platform for information exchange, empowerment and connection
- Bridge gaps in the knowledge and understanding of the ageing experience
- Develop tools to empower older people and the various groups working with them
- Help foster an age friendly environment at the global, regional and local levels

The IFA has consistently campaigned for the rights of older people in a diversity of ways, including involvement in drafting key initiatives, participating in and hosting global conferences, and producing our own reports and publications.

In sum, the IFA exists to inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.



Experts (154)

Dr. Isabella Aboderin

Dr. Isabella Aboderin

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Aboderin is also Head of the Program on Aging and Development (APHRC) & Associate Prof of Gerontology at the University of Southampton.

Older Adult Rights Ageing Policy and Development Social Determinants of Health in Old Age Health Systems Access to Health Care Intergenerational Support Family Relationships

Mr. Bjarne Hastrup

Mr. Bjarne Hastrup


President of the International Federation on Ageing and Chief Executive Officer and founder of the DaneAge Association

Social Welfare Ageing Advocacy Public Policy

Dr. Patrick Dixon

Dr. Patrick Dixon


Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.

Connected Technologies Retirement Public Policy Work Active Ageing

Prof. Andrew Byrnes

Prof. Andrew Byrnes

Professor of International Law and Human Rights

Andrew Byrnes joined the UNSW Law Faculty as Professor of International Law in May 2005

Human Rights Public Policy Law

Mr. Diego Rodriquez-Pinzon

Mr. Diego Rodriquez-Pinzon

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón is Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law

Human Rights Public Policy Law

Dr. Rory Fisher

Dr. Rory Fisher

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine

Dr Rory Fisher is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Frailty Public Policy Quality of Care

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik

Researcher & Clinician

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik is a sociologist researcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Certified Social Worker.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty Research regarding social services assessment & intervention

Dr. Endre  Ludwig

Dr. Endre Ludwig

Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor at the Semmelweis Medical University and specializes in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Infectology

Adult Vaccination Clinical Pharmacology Antimicrobials Pneumococcal Vaccines

Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover

Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover

Professor of Internal Medicine

Author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Durusu-Tanriover's research area mainly consists of acute care and adult vaccination

Acute Care Adult Vaccination Chronic Diseases Internal Medicine

A/Prof. Reshma A. Merchant

A/Prof. Reshma A. Merchant

Head of Division Geriatric Medicine, University Medicine Cluster

Head of Division, National University of Singapore

Cognitive Frailty Long Term Care Internal Medicine Gerantology Academic Administration Sarcopenia Successful Ageing in the Community

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